New metacentric population of the house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) found in Valchiavenna, Northern Italy.

Although the standard karyotype of the western house mouse (Mus musculus domesticus) consists entirely of telocentric chromosomes, there are over 100 populations across western Europe and North Africa characterized by different sets of metacentrics formed by Robertsonian fusions and whole-arm reciprocal translocations. Here we report the discovery of a new… CONTINUE READING